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  3. Travis94

    Hello from Pittsburgh

    Coated a friend's Power Wagon with Gloss Coat.
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  5. He called it a solvent so I sadly can't confirm wether he made a mistake or really did use a solvent. I also wasnt at a point where I questionned everything since I did not have the knowledge I have today and did not question the integrity of my coating back then as I do today. It's a a damn shame indeed, specially since I did not think about it twice for I felt this was the best route for protecting my first brand new car ever. No he did not use MDR while they tried to decon it, they just used Ferrex and a microfiber towels, although I did tell them I had used a claymit a day before so there was no point in adding it to the mix. I did just fully decon my car 2 days ago although and did try MDR ; Used Optimum CarWash in a foam canon as prewash then washed the crash using Carpro Reset + a little bit of ONR then proceeded to ferrex entire car while rubbing it with a microfiber towel then used a claymit + ONR as the lubricating agent then finally used MDR as a final step then topped the car with Opti-Seal MDR sadly did not do any miracles, everything behaves exactly as it did in the videos I had initially taken (Which is almost a year ago at this point) The detailler has agreed to redo the coating on the horizontal surfaces (Hood, Top of car, top of trunk) but not the rest, which is essentially why I went to create this topic for I felt nothing looked right on that car, and while reddit people are not right about everything, nobody argued that the coating displayed adequate behavior. My last car (a 2009 impreza) which I gave to my mother and proceeded to coat myself using Optimum gloss coat, beeds and sheets more than my WRX which gets far more maintenance as my mother washes it like twice a year. For the first time since I've had the car I feel like a have a working coating, but that is because I have for the first time applied Opti-seal to it and it makes a night and day difference compared to how my coating by itself behaves. Thanks for the replies, it's much appreciated!
  6. @Iann I watched your vids on the coating's perfomance, that looks horrible.... On the sides it's pretty OK, but very slow. Most notibaly, look at the water on your side windows, that's is completely stuck on there. With just regular ONR on windows, that won't happen. Heck, even windows with NO protection on them don't do that!! I feel like something is stuck on the exterior, maybe it's minerals, maybe Optimum Car Wash leaves a bit of residue behind, but I doubt that. Beautiful car by the way!
  7. @Iann Shame to hear that you have such a bad experience with the Opti-Coat pro+ coating, for that amount of money, it should have been perfect. And if it wasn't perfect to begin with, it should have been repaired perfectly ASAP. I doubt this to be the solution to your beading/sheeting problem (and the detailer hopefully has used it in the decon wash, but I haven't read you mention it); You could try MDR. This will get rid of any minerals (like salt, or waterspots) from your paint. These minerals cause a lack of beading and sheeting. Given the right (wrong) circumstances, these minerals can quickly 'clog' the paint on your car, even when coated, within a thousand miles even. I don't believe (synthetic) clay is effective on these minerals, but may be wrong about that.
  8. I don't know of any "solvent" that will remove OCP - are you sure it wasn't a cleaner wax, which does contain abrasives? It's been a recommendation of mine to use GPS (a cleaner wax) to reduce minor high spots.
  9. Quite a bit late to reply but since the covid shenanigans slowed the world down this coating issue was not the prority anymore. As to your question, yes I have also used CarPro reset on the car, and can tell it is indeed an amazing product but no it did not change anything about the coating's behavior. Thanks for your answer tho. I'm also back here because something came to my mind perhaps a little late but better late than never. When I first brought my car to the detailer for a wash and a correction of three high spots on my coating (1 month after the initially application) he got rid of those three high spots by simply using a solvent and a microfiber towel. From what I have collected Opti-coat pro/pro+ can only be removed by abrasion and is not removable by a solvent yet I did see the high spots being removed (all three). How does that work? Regards
  10. Ron@Optimum

    Tweaked ONR

    Setec, that's why I posted, knew it was a legitimate complaint about ONR...and also new competition being introduced.
  11. Setec Astronomy

    Tweaked ONR

    Great news...I've been clamoring for less media staining ever since products came to market that did better at that than ONR.
  12. Ron@Optimum

    Tweaked ONR

    there is no way to know...and that's why we hesitate to tell people there's been a change. When we make big changes, rare as that is, we make sure we've reduced inventory of the old product and put New Formula stickers. The only way I knew is that Danny Cantrell, a OPT Regional Mgr, posted on Facebook that the latest ONR had some different characteristics. I asked DR G and he mentioned small tweaks in the formula.
  13. No Soap

    Tweaked ONR

    Give us some hints how to identify the newest version, please! 🤗
  14. LostVulpine

    Tweaked ONR

    I thought that would be the answer, totally understand the costs changing packaging - be interesting to see if the users in Europe (like myself) notice the difference as it starts to filter through to us . . .
  15. Ron@Optimum

    Tweaked ONR

    no packaging/labeling changes - only major reformulations are worth investing in that.
  16. LostVulpine

    Tweaked ONR

    Ron, I think I might know the answer but will there be any noticeable difference in the packaging between the old and new formula?
  17. AMDG75

    Tweaked ONR

    Similar to a software update, could Dr. G provide a solution (update, if you will) to his disciples that we could add to our existing supply of ONR? That way his loyal car wash addicts could have the upgraded formula without having to wait until we exhaust what we have. 😋 (I just bought a bottle of ONR, and as that goes a long way,.)
  18. toddj

    Tweaked ONR

    Great news !!!
  19. Ron@Optimum

    Tweaked ONR

    Dr G has made some tweaks to ONR (something he does more than people know) that resulted in better "release" characteristics and improved cleaning - dirt falls off wash media more easily and keep the wash media cleaner. There are other revisions being tested on several products and announcements will be forthcoming. Dr G NEVER rushes reformulations, but they are worth waiting for.
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  21. smiley face indeed!
  22. Well, after I posted that, I realized it would be called “Optisheet” if it existed. 😎
  23. because I don't have an answer - hydrophobics cause beading, having no protection will cause sheeting.
  24. I am curious if you got an answer.
  25. Ron@Optimum

    Gelcoat Restorer Off-Label Uses

    Setec, I passed your testing information on to Dr G and he was interested but not surprised. The manufacture of gel coat and rubber have similarities - the most common gelcoats are thermosetting polymers based on epoxy or unsaturated polyester resin chemistry. "Off label" uses of OPT products are always of interest to us
  26. Heijneker

    Damaged Gauge Cluster Cover?

    I would think something along the likes of this would be the case. Be very careful with what you do further. You could try a glass MF towel with distilled water, very gently, and see what happens. Let it air-dry. This would only fix it if ONR is somehow the problem, which I doubt, but worth a try.
  27. Could there be some semi-permanent coating on the plastic (either antistatic, or light polarizing) that gets cleaned be the combination of ONR + micros scrubbing action of microfiber?
  28. Aerou

    Rinseless prep wash for Polish?

    I think you can spray Ferrex, agitate with clay media and wipe that with ONR towel for decon step. Same with powerclean - panel by panel, wipe off with ONR towel. While steam is great for specific uses, I would advise against regular blasts of steam on paint and other surface due to the potential of heat shock and high temperatures. But that's just my opinion. I used steam on wax and gunk to soften it. Never used it for general cleaning so never actually had an accident with it. On cloth I found water extraction better than steam, but also, limited, personal experience.
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